VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Arsenal Celebrity Fan’s Explosive Chelsea Rant
We here at the Faculty weren’t entirely sure how circulated this particular video was, and therefore felt obliged to give it a re-post.
The celebrity at hand is British comedian and actor Alan Davies, an Arsenal fan, who decided to articulate his very strong feelings towards Chelsea after their 0-2 defeat in September. Davies was speaking on ‘the Tuesday Club’, his own Arsenal podcast.
The exact transcript:
‘[Arsene] Wenger’s more like a Jedi – he’s going through the universe using the force for good. Every now and then there are people who are using the force for bad. Be advised, this delusional personality disorder starts at the top.
‘Of all the reprehensible scumbags masquerading as talent successful stars in their field, you have to start with Abramovich. Now, he is the billionaire with yachts and legit business interests and helicopters, and the grim reality of the blood-stained gold rush that was the break-up of the former USSR, the handing over of huge state utilities, of the right to print money to oligarchs, to keep them out of western business hands. There are bodies buried, make no mistake. But now, he cruises clear in ugly legitimacy in needy London, where we’ll sell anything to any dubious foreign national, without asking what crimes or human rights violations they committed to amass their sickening wealth.
‘Of course, a man like that would hire a man like Mourinho, a walking narcissistic personality disorder. And of course, he would have the racist criminal Terry as his leader, and the sociopathic violent thug as his centre forward.
‘And they would be paraded as heroes in front of millions of impressionable children worldwide. It’s inevitable, it’s a disgusting institution that’s rotten from the top all the way down to its racists fans pushing black people off tubes.
‘This is far more than a s**t club with no history, this is a stain of football, on London, on humanity.’
Shots fired. Of course, this is a rant that should be taken with a pinch of salt. John Terry was acquitted for his run in with Anton Ferdinand, Diego Costa’s aggressive style is a self-stated on-pitch strategy, and six Chelsea fans on a metro in Paris is hardly representative of the club’s collective fanbase.
Correspondingly, however, there’s a sense of enigma that surrounds Roman Abramovich at the helm. Rumour has it that his motives in purchasing Chelsea last decade were to overly publicise his international profile as a form of personal security. Allegedly, Abramovich feared domestic retribution, and a move to London in a public capacity brought him a social shield.
Regardless of the legitimacy of that, you can probably harbour reservations of any man who calls Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, ‘Dad’.